Addiction Treatment Approaches for Nurses and Allied Professionals








Last updated on December 10, 2023 10:20 am

Explore approaches to addiction treatment and recovery, in this CPD course for nurses and allied healthcare professionals from Trinity College Dublin.

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Who is the course for?

This addiction treatment course is aimed at nurses, midwives, and allied health and social care professionals.

No prior experience or qualifications in addiction are required. The course aims to widen understanding of addiction recovery in the sector.

What topics will you cover?

Overview of the approaches to addiction treatment, from detoxification to harm reduction and recovery

The health and wellbeing of the person who uses substances, assessment, screening and brief interventions

Family members and people who use substances from pregnancy to adolescents to grandparents and inter-generational substance use

The practicalities of working in specific services from advising expectant mothers to managing medication misuse among older people and administering naloxone during overdose

Enhancing your service provision, identifying client needs and implementing the Healthy Addiction Treatment (HAT) recovery model in nursing and other services

The role of leadership and the practicalities of implementing a change in policy or practice

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…

Explore non-stigmatising approaches to addiction treatment and recovery using a harm reduction approach

Develop practical skills in assessment and screening of clients for addiction use

Evaluate the risk and protective factors for people who use substances and their families

Identify practical skills in using brief intervention with clients

Identify practical skills on administering naloxone

Reflect on how to identify your client needs and implement a model to improve your practise

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